Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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Vermont Gas

The state Public Service Board has fined Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for its slowness in reporting the first of two big cost increases on its pipeline project to extend its system from northwestern Vermont south to Addison County.

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The New York Department of Health today named the five companies granted licenses to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana across the state. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, several have strong ties to our region.

Clarkson University

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $4 billion dollar redesign of LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The new airport will eliminate the six current terminal buildings.  There will instead be one terminal with  expanded transportation and rail access, more taxiway space, state-of-the-art passenger amenities, and it will be built to withstand extreme weather events.  The comprehensive plan was based on recommendations from a seven member Airport Advisory Panel.  Among the group: Clarkson University President Tony Collins.  He explains to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley how he and the college in far northern New York became involved in redesigning the airport in New York City.

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A southwestern New Hampshire organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant from the parent company of Vermont Yankee to benefit communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant.

Vermont emergency management officials say the damage from flooding in central Vermont earlier this month did not cause enough damage to qualify for federal disaster assistance.

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The Adirondack Park Agency is offering an economic development initiative to all 102 communities within the Blue Line following the completion of a pilot project.

The state Assembly representative for the region that includes the Clinton Correctional Facility is slamming the plea deal that the Clinton County District Attorney reached with Joyce Mitchell, who pleaded guilty this week to helping inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the maximum security prison last month. Republican Janet Duprey of the 115th district tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley justice was not served.

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Vermont marijuana growers and advocates gathered earlier this week to discuss proposed legislation that would legalize recreational use of the drug in the state.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has agreed to trim its request for a rate increase for consumers who get health coverage through the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

A new study released by a University of Vermont researcher has found that consumers do not consider GMO labels warnings, nor do the labels prevent purchases of the products.